Master of Education

30 hours of coursework is required through the following courses:

EDU 511: Issues in Education (3)
This course is designed to enhance in-service teachers knowledge in scientific, political, demographic, social, educational, technological, and environmental trends and issues that will contribute to the future structure and operation of education in the United States.

EDU 512: Advanced Assessment in Education (3)
This is an advanced study of the cognitive process, the psychological foundations of educational practice, and the assessment processes utilized in the K-12 classroom setting. The course addresses cognition, conditions for optimal learning, assessment designs, formal/informal test construction, alternative assessment strategies, data collection and analysis, instructional decision making based on assessment results, and current issues/research regarding assessment.

EDU 514: Applications of Technology in the Classroom (3)
This course will cover principles, theory and techniques of using information technologies to provide instruction to learners in educational settings. Students will learn how to facilitate pupils' use of technologies to allow them to make controlled observations, analyze data, recognize patterns, propose and revise their models of explanation, and communicate their models to their peers.

EDU 515: Advanced Curriculum & Instruction (3)
As a course for the in-service teacher, major emphasis is placed on curriculum construction, types of curricula, the influence of social developments and the present-day student population on the school program, underlying psychological and education theory and problems in curriculum development.

EDU 516: Literacy Instruction in the Content Areas (3)
This course provides skills and instructional strategies based on current theory and practice for developing and improving reading comprehension of written material associated with various content areas, thereby advancing higher-order, critical, and reflective thinking about text.

EDU 517: Introduction to Educational Research (3)
This course includes philosophy, design, interpretation and practice of scientific research in education, with a particular focus on the skills necessary to be an effective and critical "consumer" of research that is practiced within the field 

EDU 521: Legal and Ethical Issues in Education (3)
This course is designed as a practical study of law as it pertains to the educational process in public and private schools. Areas to be covered in the course are: study of the vocabulary and general process of law, history of legal issues in education, review of the legal educational documents for Missouri and the United States, review of current legal issues in education, and exploration of professional ethics associated with the education profession.

EDU 522: STEM Integration (3)
This course is designed to enhance in-service teachers knowledge in teaching K-8 students science, technology, engineering, and mathematics (STEM). This includes developing rigorous, standards-based lessons that are engaging, enjoyable, and meaningful to students. Opportunities will also be provided to explore, analyze, and incorporate digital resources for teaching STEM content.

EDU 531: Educational Leadership (3)
Topics covered in this course include leadership development for education settings; foundations of leadership theory and practice; techniques for developing leadership skills; development of understanding of group interactions and group leader roles, technical communication skills, interpersonal influence, commitment, and goals achievement strategies necessary for effective leaders in education.

EDU 532: Literacy Assessment (3)
This course involves evaluation and remediation of reading problems. Topics include remedial methods and materials for teaching reading, use of diagnostic instruments, and interpretation of test results. Students participate in laboratory/field experiences and prepare case studies with summaries of diagnosis emphasizing remediation procedures.

EDU 519: Education Capstone Seminar (3)
Students will explore specific content area technologies, instructional strategies, and assessments necessary in designing and developing a research-based, interdisciplinary, project-enhanced education environment. Students will experience, evaluate, and design interdisciplinary, project-enhanced environments within their individual classroom curriculum.